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Leslee Cowen

Managing Director, Corporate Securities

Ms. Cowen is a Managing Director and is based in New York. She serves on the Leadership Committee, several investment committees and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

In her role, Ms. Cowen focuses on special situations, public and private transactions across the capital structure. Prior to joining Fortress in 2002, Ms. Cowen was at the Baupost Group where she was responsible for the acquisition of public and private distressed debt and equity securities, as well as the acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios. Previously, Ms. Cowen was an associate at The Argentum Group. Ms. Cowen began her career as an analyst at The Blackstone Group in the private equity and M&A groups.

Ms. Cowen graduated with a B.S. degree magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.